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Belize PM disappointed

Published:Friday | March 9, 2012 | 3:12 PM

Despite being re-elected to the government Prime Minister of Belize Dean Barrow says he’s disappointed with the election victory.

The United Democratic Party on Wednesday won 17 of the 31 seats following the general elections.

However, Barrow said he is disappointment in himself as political leader of the incumbent party.

He said he never expected to win less than 20 seats but accepts responsibility for the results.

In the meantime, Barrow said he will spend the weekend planning his cabinet and will present it to the nation on Tuesday, given the party’s slender majority and constitutional limits on his ministerial choices.

The UDP saw its two-thirds super majority in the 31-seat House of Representatives wither to a slender three-seat margin over the opposition People’s United Party led by Francis Fonseca.

With the reduced majority, the size of the new cabinet will be reduced to a maximum of 15 ministers.